I have it on good authority that the Weather Report boxed set project is in the works. I am told that it will include live recordings that span the history of the band. I don’t know how many discs will be included, nor the release date, but it looks like things are getting serious.
In the meantime, the Sony reissues of Mysterious Traveller, Tale Spinnin’, and Black Market are in the stores. I noticed that Tower Records has them on sale for the bargain price of $7.99. The packaging is better than the previous US versions. Each disc includes fine new liner notes written by Hal Miller. As for sound, they sound good to me, though I haven’t compared them to the previous US versions, nor do I have the Japanese MasterSound versions, which have long been acknowledged as sonically superior to their American counterparts.